View of the house from the dockThe apartment is above the garage

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

The space

1 BR, full bath, living room, in garage apt with separate entrance. Right by Shem Creek and Patriot's Point, at the foot of the Cooper River Bridge. Incredibly convenient location: 4 miles to downtown Charleston, 5 miles to Sullivan's Island and beaches. The TV has broadcast channels, but no cable. WiFi in the apt. Dock, fabulous views from the back porch of Ft Sumter and the ships in the harbor . Refrigerator, coffeemaker, 2-burner hotplate (it's in a drawer in the kitchen), toaster oven, & microwave in the apartment. Breakfast not included, but there will be coffee you can make in the morning, and orange juice, and bagels or English muffins, and butter and jam. Hairdryer is in the bathroom. Iron, steamer, and ironing board are in the closet.
I try to be there when guests arrive, so I can show off the place, but it works out ok if I'm away when they arrive and they let themselves in.
•Lots of people walk up to the top of the Ravenel Bridge; the views are spectacular. It’s about 3/4 mile to the foot of the bridge. Bring a windbreaker, it’s usually windy up there.
This place is so peaceful and quiet, it's like living in the country, but it is literally 10 minutes from the heart of downtown Charleston, and less than that to the beaches. So it's the best of both worlds!

•The back porch is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the view. Take your coffee out there in the mornings, or your wine in the evenings, and make yourselves at home.

•Whole Foods is only a half mile away, and Trader Joe’s is just a little farther past it. And there is a huge Harris Teeter grocery store (it's open 24/7) across the street from Whole Foods. And about a million great restaurants in this town...

Guest access

•Kayaks: There are 2 kayaks for your use. Please ask where the paddles and the life vests are. You are required to have a life vest and a whistle with you. A cel phone in a waterproof bag could come in handy, hopefully you won't need it. These are basic kayaks, and they are not good for long trips or open water. Please enjoy them in the creek here – at high tide you can paddle all the way up to Coleman Blvd and it is amazingly remote and otherworldly. Herons, Egrets, Ibis, Cormorants, Pelicans, it's wonderful. Or you can paddle out the creek and turn left to go up Shem Creek. You can even stop for a bite to eat or a drink at the restaurants along the creek. Watch out for shrimp boats or long-liners or commercial fishing boats: stay to the edges of the waterway.
• Weather and tides and schedules permitting, I would love to take you out for a short boat ride in my motorboat. Charleston from the water is a whole new experience, always different, always fun… We'll just have to see if we can work it into your trip.
•I have 3 bikes you can use. It's really fun to bike across the little Shem Creek bridge around the old Village, and out to the very pretty Pitt Street bridge park which looks out on the IntraCoastal Waterway and across to Sullivan's Island (about 2 miles to the Pitt St Bridge each way). Or you can ride out on the new Shem Creek Park dock (very close by, less than ½ mile), or head over to Patriot's Point which has a nice bike path and you can ride out to the marina that's right on the harbor. Or if you're intrepid, you can bike over the giant Ravenel bridge. Ask and I'll show the bikes to you and tell you the combinations to the locks. There are 2 helmets for you. Please use them!
You can fish from the dock, and/or catch Blue Crabs. Or you can just enjoy the dock with the Green Herons and the Black Skimmers flying up and down the creek.
Oh, and Patriot's Point golf course is less than a mile away.

Interaction with guests

I do enjoy interacting with guests, but sometimes it just works out that we barely see each other.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 25
Weekly Discount: 3%
Weekend Price: 140 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please help us to make a smooth transition for the next incoming guests. Checkout is 12pm if other guests will be arriving on the same day. So please ask, we are flexible when we can be.
This is a very casual, comfortable place to stay. We have a small dog, (7 lbs), and 3 canaries. They don't go into the garage apartment. Sorry, we don't accept pets as guests.



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Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

339 Reviews

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Ella User Profile
July 2017
A wonderful place to stay! Susan has a real knack to make visitors feel welcome!
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
Response from Susan:
Thanks, Kathy, I enjoyed meeting you, too! Good luck with those fifth graders in the fall, hope you can take some Charleston history back to them ;)
July 2017

Adam User Profile
July 2017
Susan's place was a wonderful experience! I would actually say that it's a better choice to stay here in Mt. Pleasant than in Charleston. It's a gorgeous city and has easy access to all of Charleston and the surrounding islands without the cost and hustle of the city. This is the perfect, quiet getaway spot for a visit to the Charleston area. The boat ride offered by Susan and her husband was just yet another added bonus to our wonderful experience. Susan and Brian are a true delight to work with. You won't be disappointed with a stay here!
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
Response from Susan:
I'm glad you enjoyed our little boat ride - I did, too :)
July 2017

Amanda User Profile
July 2017
My fiancé and I were in need of a getaway, beach weekend. Susan's place was perfect! The dock is BEAUTIFUL! My fiancé enjoyed an evening boat ride with our hosts as the sun was setting! The place was in a quiet neighborhood, close to Isle of Palms Beach and Sullivan's Island Beach. Close to Charleston and Folly's Beach, however, we did not make it to these locations. If you're looking for a relaxing weekend, close to beaches and great restaurants then this is just he ticket. Susan is a WONDERFUL host with a gorgeous place and adorable dog! Thank you for a great weekend!
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
Response from Susan:
Thanks for the happy review, Amanda, hope you can come back and go out on the boat with us next time ~
July 2017

Ben User Profile
July 2017
Susan's place was fantastic! It was perfect for me and my wife's stay. I would recommend this AirBnb to anyone looking for a great place to stay in The Charlestown area! Super nice host and a great view of the Harbour.

Kathryn User Profile
July 2017
Susan's over garage apartment is a perfect place to stay- perfect location in between downtown and the beach. Very clean and Their home has an amazing view of the harbor. We will definitely return!
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
Response from Susan:
It was so nice to have you, in the happy days before your wedding! I hope the buried whiskey bottle brings you lots of luck. ;) And remember, the couple who kayaks together, stays together! Come again soon!
July 2017

Adam User Profile
July 2017
Very friendly and inviting. Would definitely stay with them again!

Melinda User Profile
July 2017
Our stay at Susan's home is hard to put in words. From the moment we pulled in we knew we were in for a treat. This was our very 1st airbnb so we were a little apprehensive. Now we know what we've been missing out on. Although the bar has been set high. Her home is one of those houses you see and go "wow, must be nice to be them." If I had to choose my favorite part it would be that long pier. It was surreal. Better than the pictures. Definitely an experience we will never forget! Also I want to express how private the apartment is as well. If we needed Susan for anything she was available. Otherwise you have complete privacy. Makes you feel like you have the place to yourself. I would give 10 stars if I could.
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
Response from Susan:
Thanks so much, Melinda, I enjoyed having you stay here :)
July 2017

Charleston, South Carolina, United StatesJoined in March 2012
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.

I love the fantastic views from the house which change so dramatically with the daylight and the seasons. Kayaking and motorboating are extra fun here. I have 3 bikes and 2 kayaks that can be used to explore. The wonderful Cooper River bridge is only a 1/2 mile walk from the house. Seafood restaurants also less than a half mile. Fishing and shrimping and crabbing, too, right from the dock. It's like staying in the country, quiet and contemplative, but you are 10 minutes from the high life of the city.

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